Colorado Avalanche restricted free agent, Ryan O’Reilly is leaving the KHL but it’s not to eagerly fly home and sign a new contract with his NHL club. At least that’s what we’re being told.
Adrian Dater of the Denver Post first reported the news that O’Reilly has a foot injury and the club has terminated his deal as a result. Dater agrees that the process is a little foggy but does state that there are some strict transfer deadlines within the league that led to the termination.
Dater doesn’t have any updates at this point as to how serious the foot injury, leaving only speculation. Given O’Reilly was in no rush to sign a new deal with the Avalanche until he got what he deemed a fair contract, one would have to think that it’s a fairly serious injury.
O’Reilly was said to be making good money with his KHL club, Metallurg and was comfortable staying in Russia until a deal was reached with Colorado.
Of course we’ve been told one thing and had the opposite happen in the past, leaving the possibility that O’Reilly sign with the Av’s sooner rather than later.
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